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Mark Morris Reviews 'Silk and Insight' (October 25, 1998)
REVIEWS OF YUKIO MISHIMA'S EARLIER BOOKS:
'The Sound of Waves' (1956)
"The colorful setting is an enchantment, but the basic appeal is universal. 'The Sound of Waves' is altogether a joyous and lovely thing."; 'Confessions of a Mask' (1958)
"This book will increase American awareness of [Mihsima's] skill; but it will also, I imagine, arouse in many readers as much distaste as respect."
'The Temple of the Golden Pavillion' (1959)
". . . establishes Mishima's claim as one of the outstanding young writers in the world."
'After the Banquet' (1963)
"Few writers boast so intense a readership -- near-idolatrous in the home country and ardent and zealous, if smaller, abroad. With 'After the Banquet' . . . Mishima cinches his champion's belt."
'The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea' (1965)
"It says a great deal, the fact that a pair of Japanese novelists separated by two generations should have so much in common. Junichiro Tanizaki died this summer, at the age of 79. Yukio Mishima has just turned 40. . . . and yet one is struck most by what the two writers share."
'Death in Midsummer' (1966)
"In this collection of nine short stories and one work that the author describes as a 'modern No play,' Yukio Mishima unfolds to English-language readers a fuller range of his talents as he explores a variety of pathways into the complex Japanese personality."
'Forbidden Colors' (1968)
". . . a cold, repellent book . . . can a morally frigid novelist really be much of a novelist at all?"
'Spring Snow' and 'Sun and Steel,' reviewed by Hortense Calisher (1972)
"'Sun and Steel,' [is] an extraordinary essay of the most compelling clarity published early in 1970, the year of his death, and now 'Spring Snow' [is] the first volume to be translated of the tetralogy 'The Sea of Fertility,' whose final words were written on the day of it . . ."
'Runaway Horses,' reviewed by Edmund White (1973)
"Mishima, like Isao, created a private army, mastered kendo (fencing with bamboo staves), espoused rightist views, and died by seppuku; Isao is a younger, purer, less intelligent Mishima, and for that very reason falls flat."
'The Decay of the Angel' (1974)
"His last fiction [turns out to be] a surpassingly chilling, subtle and original novel. Most amazingly, Mishima vindicates those questionable strategies of the earlier volumes [of 'The Sea of Fertility' cycle.]"
ARTICLES ABOUT AND BY YUKIO MISHIMA:
How to Write in Japanese (September 19, 1965)
Robert Trumbull talks with Mishima about writing in Kanji, the intricate Chinese characters or ideograms in which the Japanese write most of their language, and the difficulties in publishing and translating Japanese literature.
Topics: Okinawa and Madame Butterfly's Offspring, by Yukio Mishima (November 29, 1969)
Leftists began to exploit Japanese discomfort with American military bases in Okinawa, an issue formerly associated with the Rightists. Mishima explores the "ideological circulation going on in Japan today."
Everyone in Japan Has Heard of Him (August 2, 1970)
This New York Times Magazine profile, written about three months before his suicide, portrays Mishima as the preeminent author in Japan, although something of an anachronism.
Japan Fears Reaction Abroad to Writer's Suicide (November 26, 1970)
The reaction of leading Japanese officials to the spectacular suicide of Mishima reflected concern that the incident would focus international attention on the possibility of a revival of militarism and right-wing nationalism in Japan.
Mishima: A Man Torn Between Two Worlds (November 26, 1970)
This article quotes Mishima's editor, Harold Strauss, explaining that "Mishima was torn apart by the Japanese transition to modernism."
Japan: An Act of Hara-kiri Stirs Fear of Rightist Revival (November 29, 1970)
Mishima's suicide failed to spark a right-wing movement to restore the glory of the Japanese military, but there were sporadic threats and protests by Rightists in the days after the hara-kiri.
Forces in Japan See Mishima as Yesterday's Dreamer (December 12, 1970)
The purpose of Mishima's hara-kiri was to arouse the 260,000-man Self-Defense Forces into demanding that they be restored to what he considered their rightful place as the armed services of an Emperor-centered nation. The Forces weren't interested.
Harold Clurman Reviews Biographies of Mishima by John Nathan and Henry Scott-Strokes (December 29, 1974)
"Both biographies are good books -- well worth reading even for those not particularly interested in Japanese literature. For Mishima the man suggests a psychological paradigm which has its counterpart in other cultures."
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